Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region


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Hiking on the Refuge...



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**Notice** All areas of the Refuge will be closed March 1-31, 2013 to visitors except the Visitor Center and Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area. These areas are closed due to the annual Refuge hog hunting season. If you are interested in hiking, biking, etc., please visit the Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area. Thank you.

Waccamaw NWR has numerous opportunities for you to get out and enjoy nature. Several areas of the Refuge provide visitors with opportunities for good wildlife observation, photography, & hiking experiences.

At the Visitor Center, we have a self-guided interpretive trail discussing much of the local flora & fauna. Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area in Conway, S.C. has 3 trails of varying lengths including our new boardwalk which allows hikers to meander through a flooded cypress swamp. You can expect to see a variety of forest wildlife, including an array of plants and animals associated with bottomland hardwood habitats.

Hiking is also permitted along the Great Pee Dee River at the Hwy. 701 bridge just north of Yauhannah Lake. Bring your binoculars or camera and let nature entertain you.


Cox Ferry Lake Recreation Area Trail Map

Trail Map

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We're currently seeking volunteers for the following:


  • Tour Guides
  • Visitor Center
  • Landscaping
  • Environmental Education
  • Trail Maintenance

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Purchase your 2013-2014 Federal Duck Stamp at our Visitor Center

2013 Duck Stamp

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Last updated: October 22, 2013
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